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December 16, 2022
One-and-a-Half Cheers for Comrade Josh Hawley
The Missouri Republican’s attack on Biden and corporate Democrats for stopping railway workers from striking was on-target. But if he really wants to get on the workers’ side of history, he’ll have to do more than just talk.
December 5, 2022
It’s Time for Rich Countries to Pay Up—Before the Next Climate Disaster
High-emitting countries like ours have run up quite a climate tab.
Priti Gulati Cox
November 18, 2022
The Democrats Have a Crypto Problem
The high costs of taking money from Sam Bankman-Fried.
November 2, 2022
Student Debt and Democracy
On this week’s episode of
The Time of Monsters
, Astra Taylor joins the show to discuss the politics and morality of debt.
November 2, 2022
In the Richest Country in the World, Precarity Is the Norm
Policy-makers in Washington and so many states continue to legislate as if inequality weren’t an emergency for tens, if not hundreds, of millions of us.
Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis
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October 31, 2022
How a Royal Visit Helped Weaken the Crown’s Grip on the Caribbean
William and Kate’s springtime tour didn’t spark the movement for independence and reparations in the Caribbean, but it did stoke it.
October 28, 2022
The World’s Biggest Trial of a Four-Day Workweek Shows: It Works
A shorter week allows workers to better take care of themselves without sacrificing productivity.
October 17, 2022
The Saudi Regime Isn’t Afraid of Joe Biden
Despite widespread disgust at Saudi perfidy, odds are that crackpot realism will once again trump human rights—or even the national interest.
October 12, 2022
The American Socialism That Might Have Been
Despite their minority status, the Socialists had been a significant force in American politics before patriotic war hysteria brought on an era of repression.
September 30, 2022
Remembering Frank Watkins, Longtime Lieutenant to Jesse Jackson
Though he preferred to work behind the scenes, Watkins was a crucial force in opening the Democratic Party to Black leadership—and pulling it to the left.
Kevin Alexander Gray